THE woman with the biggest feet in the world has shared how she navigates life at an impressive 1.80m tall.
Tanya Herbert’s 18ft height was declared the tallest in the world by Guinness World Records last month after the 39-year-old started posting online about her journey to find shoes to fit.
In an interview with The US Sun, Herbert explained the adjustments she makes to her everyday life because of her size, including crouching in parking garages and catching people taking pictures of her.
While Herbert said she’s never had a problem with being tall, the Texas native has a particularly difficult time finding clothes and shoes.
“I buy a lot of clothes that are shirts for me. When I find a cute shirt, I always have to put it on my body to see how far it goes,” she said.
“And then pants – I just assumed most of my pants, I wear them as capris. Just because they won’t be long enough to go down like regular size pants. It’s very rare that I can find a pair of long pants in a plus size version.”
Herbert added that many stores have sections for men’s large and plus sizes, but women’s plus sizes aren’t as readily available.
Having always been taller than her peers, she’s used to things not fitting properly. For example, their feet have always been hanging off their beds.
“I have a regular full size bed, although my feet are hanging off the bed. It was never a problem. It’s just what is,” Herbert told The US Sun.
She added: “Walking through parking garages can be fun at times, depending on the height of the garage I either duck all the way through or watch all the pipes coming through as I walk through.
Herbert has also gotten used to strangers asking her about her height and even taking pictures of her.
“I get asked every day if I just go shopping or something else [about my height],” she shared.” The question is wow are you tall or how tall are you? It’s a daily thing. Every time I go.”
“I realize and I know that I’m a unique person and people don’t bump into people like me all the time.”
While Herbert doesn’t mind people asking questions, she’s bothered when they try to take sneaky photos of her.
“What bothers me is when people try to take pictures. And then come up behind me and let her boyfriend take a picture,” she explained.
“I think hey, if you’d only asked me I would have just posed with you. But you want to take it sneakily.”
Herbert realized she could have the world’s biggest feet while on a “shoe-finding journey” on the platform, she told The US Sun in an exclusive interview.
“I documented the journey when I realized there were other women out there with similar issues, just on a smaller scale.”
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